Winners of 2017 Krambles Competition Announced January 8, 2018
Three PhD candidates from the University of Illinois at Chicago were awarded cash scholarships for participation in the 2017 George Krambles Transportation Scholarship Awards. Announcement of the winners was made January 8, 2018 at the UTC and CUPPA Alumni Association Reception held during the 2018 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.
UTC Director Dr. P.S. Sriraj announced these Krambles Awards recipients at the reception:
1st Place: Mohamadhossein Noruzoliaee for paper on: “Modeling Travelers’ Adoption of Autonomous Vehicles and Transportation System Performance.”
2nd Place (tie): Fatemeh Nazari for paper on: “Shared Mobility vs. Private Car Ownership: A Multivariate Analysis of Public Interest in Autonomous Vehicles.”
2nd Place (tie): Jaeyong Shin for paper on: “The Role of Residential Location Choice on the Travel Behavior of Young Adults.”
About the 2017 Krambles Scholarship Awards Recipients
- Mohamadhossein is working towards his doctorate in Transportation Engineering within the UIC College of Engineering. His research interests include transportation systems networking and modeling and emerging urban mobility services. He earned Krambles scholarships in 2015 and 2016.
- Fatemeh Nazari is a PhD student studying within the UIC Department of Civil and Materials Engineering. In 2016, Fatemeh earned the David Boyce Graduate Award at UIC. Research interests include integrated transportation energy modeling and analysis.
- Jaeyong Shin is pursuing his doctorate in Urban Planning and Policy through the UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. He has been a research assistant on studies involving a model for simulating social exclusion and analysis using GIS. Jaeyong was a Krambles Award scholarship winner in 2016.
About the Krambles Awards Competition
The annual Krambles Awards competition was established to honor the accomplishments of a legendary Chicago public transit leader. The competition is open to any UIC Ph.D. or second-year Master’s degree candidate student within the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, College of Engineering, College of Business Administration or College of Public Health who is studying transportation, or a UTC Graduate Research Assistant working during the Fall 2017 semester.
The 2017 competition marked the 12th year the program wasd administered by the Urban Transportation Center. Cash scholarship awards are given. All submissions must be related to some aspect of public transportation: Planning, policy, operations and management. All participants must demonstrate that he or she plans to pursue a career in the transportation industry.
2016 Krambles Award Winners
1st Place: Ramin Shabanpour for paper on: “Modeling Heterogeneity in Discrete Choice Models: Application of Latent-Segmentation Approach in Joint Modeling of Travel Mode and Departure Time Choice Behavior.”
2nd Place: Mohamadhossein Noruzoliaee for paper on: Transportation Network Equilibrium for Multimodal Travel: A New Equilibrium Problem with Equilibrium Constraints Framework.
3rd Place (tie): Moyin Li for paper on: “Mobility Disadvantage and Face-to-Face Social Meetings.”
3rd Place (tie): Jaeyong Shin for paper on: “The Causes of Declining VMT Among Young People.”
2015 Krambles Award Winners
1st Place: Ahmadreza Talebian for the paper: “Capacity Allocation in Vertically Integrated Railway Systems: A Sequential Bargaining Game Approach With Focus on the U.S. Context.”
2nd Place: Mohamadhossein Noruzoliaee for the paper: “Infrastructure Investment Decisions in Multimodal Intercity Transportation Networks: An Equilibrium Approach.” Click here to download the paper.
3rd place: Ramin Shabanpour Anbarani for the paper: “Expanding the Applicability of Random Regret Minimization: An Exploratory Analysis in the Context of Travel Mode Choice in the Greater Chicago Area.” Click here to download the paper.
Krambles Awards Archive Page
Visit the George Krambles Transportation Scholarship Awards Archive page to learn more about Mr. Krambles and past scholarship winners.